University of Wisconsin Colleges

Tel: (608)262-1783
  • The University of Wisconsin Colleges is a multi-campus institution that prepares students for success at the baccalaureate level of education, provides the first two years of a liberal arts general education that is accessible and affordable, and advances the Wisconsin Idea by bringing the resources of the University to the people of the state and the communities that provide and support its campuses.
School Highlights
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges serves 14,045 students (52% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 23%.
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges is one of 5 community colleges within Dane County, WI.
  • The nearest community college is Madison Area Technical College (5.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 433 teachers has declined by 31% over five years.
University of Wisconsin Colleges(WI) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty433 staff167 staff
University of Wisconsin Colleges Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 14,045 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment14,045 students3,351 students
University of Wisconsin Colleges Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio32:123:1
University of Wisconsin Colleges Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students7,300 students1,122 students
University of Wisconsin Colleges Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students6,745 students2,229 students
University of Wisconsin Colleges Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
University of Wisconsin Colleges Enrollment Breakdown WI All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
University of Wisconsin Colleges American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2012)
% Asian
University of Wisconsin Colleges Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
University of Wisconsin Colleges Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
University of Wisconsin Colleges Black (2007-2016)
% White
University of Wisconsin Colleges White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
University of Wisconsin Colleges More (2011-2016)
University of Wisconsin Colleges Ethnicity Breakdown WI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.170.40
University of Wisconsin Colleges Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
University of Wisconsin Colleges Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,000$34,300
University of Wisconsin Colleges Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,144 is more than the state average of $4,945. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,128 is more than the state average of $6,972. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,144$4,945
University of Wisconsin Colleges In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$12,128$6,972
University of Wisconsin Colleges Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%81%
University of Wisconsin Colleges % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,184$11,951
University of Wisconsin Colleges Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
University of Wisconsin Colleges Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate100%100%
University of Wisconsin Colleges Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
ACT Total Avg.6060
ACT Composite2121
University of Wisconsin Colleges ACT Composite (2007-2016)
ACT English1919
University of Wisconsin Colleges ACT English (2007-2016)
ACT Math2020
University of Wisconsin Colleges ACT Math (2007-2016)
ACT Writing77
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Under the auspices of the University of Wisconsin System, the University of Wisconsin Colleges (UWC) provides an alternative way to take courses and get your online degree through UW Colleges Online. The University of Wisconsin Colleges offers general education courses at its 13 two-year campuses across the state. Students who take UW Colleges courses can earn an Associate of Arts and Science (AAS) degree, complete general education requirements for other degree programs, or take classes for other personal reasons. UW Colleges Online offers you this same opportunity to earn your degree or take individual general education classes entirely online. UW Colleges Online offers a fully accredited Associate of Arts & Science degree, provided entirely online through University of Wisconsin Colleges. We are dedicated to providing you the same high quality and easily transferable general education courses that you would earn through coursework at one of our thirteen UW Colleges campuses. Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, UW Colleges Online adheres to the Guidelines for Distance Education espoused by the North Central Association (NCA) Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 16,759 students | 5.20 Mi1701 Wright St
    Madison WI  53704
  • 468 students | 5.30 Mi2702 Agriculture Drive
    Madison WI  53718
  • 3,381 students | 7.60 Mi5218 East Terrace Drive
    Madison WI  53718
    (608) 249-6611
  • Herzing University-Madison
    Private, for profit
    2,649 students | 7.60 Mi5218 E. Terrace Dr.
    Madison WI  53718
  • 2,471 students | 38.30 Mi6004 County Road G
    Janesville WI  53546
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